Fisher Elementary School third grader Marcus Barker impressed teachers with just how many books he read during a recent reading challenge.
Barker read 304 books as part of a holiday chain completed at the school last year.
"He's a student that always works really hard but he went above and beyond with the reading chain," said his teacher, Melissa Seltman.
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Fisher Elementary School third grader Marcus Barker, 9, does one of his favorite activities — reading — in class recently.
Barker, 9, said he had the challenge in front of him and just went to it.
"I had a lot of books and I wanted to read them," he said.
Aside from the books challenge, Seltman said Barker is a good student and role model for others.
"He's helpful to other kids and he's an excellent example," Seltman said.